|Starring|| James Drury |
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers|| Aaron Spelling |
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production companies||Dick Berg Productions for the Stonehenge Company|
Metromedia Producers Corporation
|Original release||January 17 –|
April 11, 1974
Firehouse is an American drama/adventure series that aired on ABC in early 1974. Somewhat derivative of Emergency! (a hit on rival network NBC at the time) and the recent best-selling book Report From Engine Co. 82 by FDNY fireman Dennis Smith, the series was set in Los Angeles at a small inner-city fire station. The five-man crew of Engine Company 23 was led by Captain Spike Ryerson, played by James Drury, fresh from his starring role of nine years on the western series The Virginian .
The series follows a 1973 ABC Movie of the Week of the same name, although veteran character actor Richard Jaeckel was the only notable cast member to appear in both the TV-movie and the series.
It aired back-to-back with Chopper One , and ran only thirteen episodes.[ citation needed ]
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Burst of Flame"||January 17, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson and his men race against time to save six people caught in an elevator in a blazing office building.|
|2||"Sentenced to Burn"||January 24, 1974|
|After rescuing a man from a mudslide, Capt. Ryerson and his men fight a fire at a prison and several are taken hostage by the convicts.|
|3||"The Hottest Place in Town"||January 31, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson's men fight a devastating fire in a crowded new nightclub as well as the threat of rip-off artists in their own station house.|
|4||"Trapped"||February 7, 1974|
|After saving a man's new dump truck from fire, Capt. Ryerson and his men rush to a tunnel project.|
|5||"Implosion"||February 14, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson and his men rescue a boy stuck in a heating duct, and then battle a spectacular oil refinery blaze.|
|6||"The Treasure"||February 21, 1974|
|After saving a pregnant woman trapped by downed high tension wires, Capt. Ryerson and his men rush to an old decaying mansion which is ablaze.|
|7||"Strike, Spare and Burn"||February 28, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson and his men respond to a fire at an old theater building where a vault filled with potentially explosive nitrate film threatens the entire neighborhood.|
|8||"Tide of Terror"||March 7, 1974|
|After an ill-fated date with his girlfriend, Caputo joins his colleagues to help rescue a young woman trapped in swirling water under an ocean pier.|
|9||"No Way Out"||March 14, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson and his men save a boy from being buried alive, and also fight a potentially devastating fire in a laundry.|
|10||"A Gift for Grumper"||March 21, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson and his men struggle to save priceless art from a museum fire, not realizing that their friend, arson inspector "Grumper" Barkham is trapped in the blaze.|
|11||"Randall's Pride"||March 28, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson's men save a girl who has driven over a cliff after an argument with her boyfriend, then respond to a fire which is destroying a horse stable.|
|12||"The Watches of the Night"||April 4, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson's men battle a blaze in a slum apartment, then rescue partygoers at a top dress designer's first night celebration.|
|13||"False Alarm"||April 11, 1974|
|Capt. Ryerson is hospitalized for a possible heart ailment, and his worried men are called upon to save a young man suffering from a drug overdose, as well as battle a blaze in a junk-filled garage.|
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